We save SPORTS ILLUSTRATED at our house, and your October 21 issue—with the wonderful, somehow air-treading mallards on the cover—was still on the library table when the morning paper arrived.
After digesting the latest news of Soviet astrophysics, it seemed just possible that your October 21 cover should be redrawn. Our suggestion—the work of a few minutes with pencil and scissors—is enclosed for your consideration.
We submit that, since SPORTS ILLUSTRATED covers dogs anyway, the latest Sputnik is definitely in your orbit.
F. MULVEY BRENDAN
•Our eye is on Sputnik.—ED.